Passionate, authentic, fun and faith-filled—just a few ways to describe Catholic music artist Curtis Stephan. A lifelong musician, Curtis received his Bachelor’s degree in music and his master’s degree in Jazz studies from the University of North Texas. Currently Curtis serves as the director of music and liturgy for St. Ann parish in Coppell, Texas; "serves" being the key word there. This engaging composer and worship leader works tirelessly to serve the body of Christ, both nationally and internationally, through his inspiring music and spirit-filled workshop presentations.
Specializing in both liturgical and youth-oriented events, Curtis brings his dynamic presentation style to conferences both large and small. Among many events, his faith-filled journey has included four World Youth Day celebrations, the Living Global Rosary held in the Cotton Bowl—which he directed—and a special Papal event for youth in Turin, Italy.
Having committed his life to serving the Gospel through music, Curtis—a 2006 Unity Award winner—has recorded several albums with Spirit & Song, OCP's contemporary branch, including Amid Passing Things, Age to Age—a collaborative album with Dan Schutte and Steve Angrisano—and his latest collection on grief and finding Christ's peace entitled Love Remains: Songs of Consolation. He has also composed theme songs for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Youth Day. His Mass setting, Mass of Renewal, written with the new Roman Missal texts, has become a favorite in parishes across the US, and his crowd-pleasing "Go Out, Go Out" was played at a papal Mass during Pope Francis' 2014 visit to South Korea.
Strong roots in parish life and ministry combined with his many faith-filled experiences and education allow Curtis to share something very special with each community he visits. Whether he is helping musicians to develop their skills through composing/arranging, directing, recording or solo instrument seminars; inspiring young hearts through concerts and prayerful events; or renewing faith through workshops on grief and healing, Curtis’s ultimate goal is to serve each parish he is invited to by helping them experience a deeper connection to God and their community, instilling in them a desire to go make disciples for Christ.
Curtis currently lives in Frisco, Texas, with his wife and three sons and is available for concerts, workshops, new Roman Missal presentations and youth events.